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2024 AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY MASTERCARD SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: 10 June 2024


ALU is an undergraduate and postgraduate institution that uses a unique and innovative learning model that integrates students’ learning with the real world, empowers students to take ownership of their own learning, ALU has two campuses—one in Mauritius and one in Rwanda. 


Scholarship

In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and other external partners, ALU is proud to offer scholarships that make ALU education available to deserving individuals across the African continent. These scholarships are full-ride scholarships awarded to students who demonstrate both financial need and great potential in using the scholarship opportunity as a valuable tool in making a meaningful impact in their community. Scholarships offered at ALU are full-ride scholarships covering full tuition and additional financial support throughout the scholars’ journey at ALU (terms and conditions may vary depending on the scholarship contract/ partnering donor). 


Eligibility Requirements for ALU scholarships

  1. Applicants must be otherwise unable to afford ALU tuition with any other form of aid. Individuals must demonstrate financial need and socio-economic disadvantage, which acceptable supporting documents can verify. 

  2. Aged 29 and below. Individuals meeting the following descriptions are especially encouraged to apply;

  3. Female

  4. Refugees and displaced individuals

  5. Individuals with physical or learning disabilities

  6. Be academically strong with clear potential to thrive at ALU

  7. Meet ALU admission criteria

  8. Strong National Exam Scores of at least a B 

  9. Applicants must demonstrate the following qualities;

  10. Strong leadership potential 

  11. Active contributors in their communities and commitment to leverage this opportunity to give back to their communities


Academic Programs & Requirements

  1. BSc. (Hons) Software Engineering


  • Language of Instruction: The language of instruction at the African Leadership University is English. Applicants must supply evidence of B2 (or equivalent) proficiency

  • Passing  3 or more A-level subjects or equivalent, in which one or more of the considered subjects is from this list of core subjects, or combinations that include these subjects.:

  • Maths (Any A-level Math) or related subjects

  • Computer Science subjects, such as Computer Engineering, Computer Forensics, Computer Networking, Computer Programming, Cyber Security, Database Administration, Information Security, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Web Development, Algorithms, and Data Structures

  • Physical Science subjects, such as Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

  • Attaining a C average or better on the 3 subjects selected.

  • The average must be derived from at least one ‘core’ subject and the best two other grades from A-level (Principal) subjects.

  • If the core course is a Math or Computer Science subject, they must have a minimum C grade and will be directly eligible for BSE and can optionally complete a Self Assessment Process.

  • If Math or Computer Science subjects are not present, or if the student fails to meet the minimum grade in Math or Computer Science subjects, the Physical Science subject must have a minimum B grade or the applicant should submit any evidence for Recognition of Prior Learning.  In both cases an internal test will be administered to prove the Maths Eligibility in the first trimester and the final decision shall be made by the Admissions Committee during the first trimester.



  1. BSc. (Hons) Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • Language of Instruction: The language of instruction at the African Leadership University is English. Applicants must supply evidence of B2 (or equivalent) proficiency

  • Completed  a final national secondary school exam and graduated from secondary school with a certificate of secondary education on an A Level or equivalent.

  • Passing  3 or more A-level subjects or equivalent, in which one or more of the considered subjects is from this list of core subjects, or combinations that include these subjects: English  or Literature in English, Math (Any A-level math), Entrepreneurship, Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Sociology, Economics, or Geography. 

  • Attaining  a C average or better on the 3 subjects selected.

  • The average must be derived from at least one ‘core’ course and the best two other grades from A-level (Principal) subjects.

  • A C average shall mean a point value of 12 or better. An average of C- shall not be considered to meet the minimum criteria.

  • For example: a student transcript could show: B – English, D – Media Studies, C – Spanish and be considered.. 

  • However a transcript with C – English, C-Media Studies, and D Spanish would not be considered



Application Process

Applications to ALU are open year-round. There are three application deadlines per year, and applications close two months before the start of each term.The application journey is divided into two stages. The ALU Application Guide gives full guidance of the entire application process and documents required. 

To begin your application, register yourself as an applicant to ALU through this link: https://start.alueducation.com/https://www.alueducation.com/apply-now/. Registration involves providing ALU with basic personal information. 

  • Stage 1 – More About You: After registering, you will receive an email inviting you to provide additional information to support your ALU application. In this stage, you will mostly be providing academic and identification documentation as well as more information about your academic history. You will be required to upload the required documents, such as national exam transcripts or A-level equivalent, secondary school transcripts (grades 10, 11, 12), and an identification document.

  • Stage 2 – Finances: This final stage will help you to understand the financial contribution you will need to make in order to support your ALU studies. If you need financial aid to afford the full cost to study at ALU, you can indicate this here, and if you are found eligible, you will be invited to apply for financial aid.  

Once these stages are successfully completed and submitted, the admissions team will review your application and reach out with the final admission decision after the review is complete.

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